Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna, the South Indian Buddhist master who lived six-hundred years after the Buddha, is undoubtedly the most important, influential, and widely studied Mahayana Buddhist philosopher.

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The Thirteen Core Indian Buddhist Texts: A Reader's Guide

There are thirteen classics of Indian Mahayana philosophy, still used in Tibetan centers of education throughout Asia and beyond.  They cover the subjects of vinaya, abhidharma, Yogacara, Madhyamika, and the path of the Bodhisattva.  They are some of the most frequently quoted texts found in...
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The Dalai Lama's Teaching on Stages of Meditation

We were fortunate to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama in our hometown of Boston this week! On Tuesday, he gave an excellent teaching on Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation at MIT. You can watch the entire event online (fast forward to 1:03 for the teachings). Below are the texts mentioned...
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The Seventeen Panditas

Image from http://www.rigpashedra.org/ His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that Tibetan Buddhism is none other than the Buddhism of India in the tradition of Nalanda, the great center of Buddhist learning that was located in present-day Bihar, India. Many of the greatest masters and scholars...
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Nagarjuna Reader's Guide

This article for the Great Masters Series focuses on Nagarjuna, the first of what His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to as the Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda, whose works form the foundation for Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. While Nagarjuna is usually considered to have lived in the second century...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

Changing Minds

The following article is from the Spring, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet In Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins edited by Guy Newland...
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